Verrado High students enter 'Roar' lip dub contest - New York News

Verrado High students enter 'Roar' lip dub contest

Posted: Updated:
BUCKEYE, Ariz. -

A local high school is stepping up to a nationwide challenge issued by pop star Katy Perry. The teens made a video for her new song "Roar" and it stars a very special student.

Lyric: "I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath..."

Katy Perry's lyrics in her song "Roar" are powerful. And the image of a lone high school student, a young girl with special needs, speaks volumes.

The pretty petite blonde, the star of the show, is Megan Squire. She is a senior at Verrado High School in Buckeye.

Her friends in the broadcast class made this, hopeful to tell her story to the world.

"Megan is a very good friend of everybody's, she's just so sweet and she's pretty smart and just a really good person all around," says Clay Mueller.

Clay Mueller came up with the concept in answer to Perry's challenge to all school students to make a video to her new hit.

"It's been pretty cool the whole school has rallied behind it, I mean we've got #bringKatyPerrytoVerrado trending on Twitter."

The winning video, and there are hundreds of entries, will be judged on originality, on-air appeal, the wow factor, creativity, and capability to have a concert at their school.

Megan, who clearly demonstrates her abilities to succeed in the video, is a perfect source of inspiration to anyone who has ever felt they can't win -- "I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar."

"They [the videos] are all good but they're not original... we have a real story to be told, ours actually evokes emotion."

The school with the winning video will earn a free Katy Perry concert at their school. The students are hoping to get Katy's attention by making the hashtag #bringKatyPerrytoVerrado trend on Twitter.

So far, they're doing a pretty good job.

Katy Perry Roar contest - Verrado High School 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQsP6wR3IdM 

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:16:46 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
  • Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:34:07 GMT
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
  • 'Resting comfortably'

    Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:22:56 GMT
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  The TV host and comedian was apparently undergoing the procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  The TV host and comedian was apparently undergoing the procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices